The Most Scenic Cycling Routes in Pune, India

The most scenic cycling routes in Pune, India | © Atlantios / Pixabay
The most scenic cycling routes in Pune, India | © Atlantios / Pixabay
Photo of Vishal Ingole
20 February 2018

Are you looking for an eco-friendly way to take a day trip in and around Pune? Have you considered cycling? Going on a cycling trip can take you to areas you never thought of visiting and it is a great way to explore new places. The best part is that Pune has some awesome cycling routes that offer breathtaking sights and sceneries, so taking off on your bicycle is a great idea if you want to leave the city for a while and pedal your way through picturesque routes for a much-needed break. Here is a look at some of the most scenic cycling routes you can take in Pune.


Located 57 km away from Pune, Lavasa is one of the most scenic routes that any cyclist can take. The roads are wide with amazing views of Ghats in the backdrop. If you start your cycling trip early in the morning, you can enjoy the unforgettable experience of cycling through the clouds. Whether you’re planning a simple day trip or staying overnight in Lavasa, you will love the route you take to get to this destination.

The road to Lavasa from Pune | © Gauravyawalkar.2012 / WikiCommons

Sinhagad Road

If you want to cycle from Pune to a place that has beautiful views along the way, Sinhagad is the perfect choice. Located just 41 km from Pune, this is an excellent place to go on a bicycle ride, whether you are a newbie or an experienced cycler. On your way there, you will get to see magnificent views around Khadakvasla Lake. Due to the terrain that is often broken, cycling up the hill to Sinhagad can be slightly tricky but it is totally worth it.

Sinhagad Road Ghat, Pune | © Kambletrupti / WikiCommons

Panshet Dam

Cycling from Pune to Panshet Dam through Sinhagad is one of the best trips you can take. In fact, it is known to be one of the most popular cycling routes in India, even for newbies. What makes this gorgeous route unique is the weather as it is generally pleasant throughout the year. Pune to Panshet Dam is an awesome cycling route with lots of scenic views for you to enjoy along the way.

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If you are into photography and camping, Mulshi is the perfect destination to cycle your way to from Pune. Located 53 km from Pune, this place has loads of natural beauty. You will especially love cycling to Mulshi if you are an avid all-terrain cyclist. Apart from beautiful views along the route, you will be rewarded with a close view of majestic waterfalls and lovely lakes when you reach your destination.

Fog engulfed road in Mulshi Ghat, Pune | © Ankur P / Flickr


This is a popular route for both bikers and cyclists alike. Here, you can get a great view of the Lonavala and Khandala Ghats. One of the main reasons that this route is popular among people riding two-wheelers is the good conditions of the roads – you can always expect a smooth ride. If you are in the mood for more adventure on your bicycle, you can ride to Aamby Valley. The Lonavala-Khandala route is also superb for morning bicycle rides.

Sometimes, a simple bike ride is all you need to take a break and Pune has some of the most beautiful cycling routes. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced cyclist, the routes mentioned above are some of the best in Pune. They offer amazing views of the natural beauty surrounding the city as well as some great joints to enjoy refreshments or a meal. Cycling on these scenic routes will rejuvenate you and prepare you for your return to city life.

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